Scholarships

Available Scholarships

Sheridan Wyoming Elks Lodge #520 Scholarship Programs

Sheridan Elks Lodge #520 is firmly committed to providing “Superior” Sheridan County Wyoming High School graduating seniors the opportunity to enhance their higher education by awarding a total of $3,000 in scholarship monies annually.  These scholarships are awarded upon the basis of good morals and character, scholastic / civic achievements and the student’s involvement in the community.  Applications are available online after January 1 each year.  Completed applications must be submitted to Sheridan Wyoming Elks Lodge #520, 45 West Brundage Street, Sheridan WY 82801 on or before March 31, 2017.  Final winners for the year are announced in late April.

 

Superior Student Scholarship  

($1,000 to one male and one female student)

Eligibility:  Any high school senior who is a US citizen residing within Sheridan County Wyoming.  Male and female students compete separately for identical awards. Recipients must use their award at an accredited college or university in the United States.  To access the application information, click on the link below.

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Vocational Grant, Scholarship Award

($1,000 to one applicant. Male and female students compete for a singular award)

Eligibility:  Any high school senior who is a US citizen residing within Sheridan County Wyoming.  Recipient must use their award only for a two-year (or less) vocational / technical program, culminating in an associate degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a baccalaureate program (Bachelor’s Degree).  To access the application information, click on the link below.

View/Print Packet ⇓

  

 

Elks National Foundation (ENF) Scholarships

The Elks National Foundation provides $3.74 million in college scholarships annually through three different programs, the Most Valuable Student Scholarship, the Legacy Award and the Emergency Educational Grant.  To be eligible, an applicant must submit the online application to Elks National Foundation.

 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship

History

The ENF created the Most Valuable Student Scholarship to increase high school seniors’ access to higher education, recognize their outstanding scholastic and leadership records and decrease the amount of debt they incur.  The ENF awarded its first Most Valuable Student Scholarships in 1933 to two students.  Each student received $1,000.

The award steadily grew larger, and, starting in 1983, the Elks National Foundation began awarding a total of 500 Most Valuable Student awards annually.  These awards are issued over four years.  Initially, there were 11 levels of awards that ranged from a maximum of $20,000 to a minimum of $4,400 over four years.  Today, the top awards range from $20,000 to $50,000 over four years.

 

Award Information

Each year, the ENF awards 500 Most Valuable Student Scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  The top 20 winners receive scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 over four years.  The remaining 480 runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships over four years.

This award is open to all high school seniors who are citizens of the United States, regardless of Elks affiliation, and plan to pursue a four-year degree in a United States college or university.

Online applications are available in early September and the application deadline is in late November of each year.  Final winners for the year are announced in late April of the next year. To access the application information, click on the link below.    [website]  

 

Legacy Awards

History

The Elks National Foundation established its Legacy Award scholarship program in 1998 to help children and grandchildren of active Elks members attain a college degree.  This award began as a one-year, $1,000 award.  In 2008, the award was increased to a four-year, $4,000 scholarship.

Award Information

ENF awards 250 Legacy scholarships to exceptional high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of active Elks members.  These awards are worth $4,000 and are distributed over four years.  These scholars exhibit the core values of the Elks National Foundation: Knowledge, Charity, Community and Integrity.

This award is open to any high school senior whose parent or grandparent has been an Elk in good standing for at least two years and who plans to pursue a four-year degree in a U.S. American college or university.  If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elks Lodge.

Online applications are available in early September and the application deadline is in early February  of the next year.  Final winners for the year are announced in late April.  To access the application information, click on the link below.   [website]

 

 

Emergency Educational Grant

History

In 1944, the ENF established this program to aid the children of Elks members who lost their lives or became incapacitated as a result of serving in the armed forces during World War II.  Since then, the program has expanded to make all children of deceased or totally disabled Elks eligible for an Emergency Educational Grant to help them obtain a college degree.

Award Information

The Emergency Educational Grant provides college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks.  These on year grants range up to $4,000, and are renewable up to three times.

To qualify for an Emergency Educational Grant, a student must be a full time undergraduate attending an accredited U.S. college or university, and must demonstrate financial need.  Students must also be unmarried and under the age of 23 at the time of application.  All applications –new and renewal–must be  submitted to the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office in Chicago between May 1 and October 31 each year.

If you or someone you know qualifies for the Emergency Educational Grant, please request an application from the ENF Chicago office by calling 773/755/4732 or email scholarship@elks.org.

 

Scholarship Awards through Wyoming Elks Association

The Wyoming Elks Association is committed to providing exceptional Wyoming High School graduates the opportunity to continue their education by awarding a total of $10,000 in scholarship monies annually.  Applications are available online after January 1 each year.  Completed applications must be filed with the Elks Lodge in closest proximity of your permanent address on or before March 1, 2017.  To find your local Lodge visit www.elks.org/lodges.  Final winners for the year are announced in late April.

 

Major Projects Scholarship

($2,000 to one male and one female Student)

Application must be made on official Wyoming Elks Association Major Projects Scholarship application forms or photocopies of said form.  Typewritten applications are preferred however neatly printed applications are acceptable.

Eligibility:  Any Wyoming high school senior who is a U.S. Citizen is eligible.  Male and female students compete separately for identical awards.  Award recipients must enroll in an undergraduate course at any accredited College or University in the United States.  To access the application information, click on the link below.  [website]

 

George B. Klein Memorial Scholarship

($1,000 to one male and one female Student)

Application must be made on official Wyoming Elks Association George B. Klein Memorial Scholarship application forms or photocopies of said form.  Typewritten applications are preferred however neatly printed applications are acceptable.

Eligibility:  Any Wyoming high school senior who is a U.S. Citizen is eligible.  Male and female students compete separately for identical awards.  Award recipients must enroll in an undergraduate course in an accredited Wyoming College or University.  To access the application information, click on the link below.  [website]

 

Vocational Grant Scholarship Award Offer

($1,000 to four (4) qualifying students)

Application must be made on official Wyoming Elks Association Vocational Grant Scholarship Award Offer application forms of photocopies of said form.  Typewritten applications are preferred however neatly printed applications are acceptable. 

Eligibility:  Any Wyoming high school senior who is a U.S. Citizen is eligible.  Award recipients must enroll in a two year or less vocational / technical program, culminating in an associate degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a baccalaureate program (Bachelor’s Degree).  To access the application information, click on the link below.  [website]

 

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